The Uninvited Drone

By  |  October 31, 2016
Self Storage, 2016. All images © Justin Ward Self Storage, 2016. All images © Justin Ward

Artist: Justin Ward

Project: Unmanned Landscapes

Description: Justin Ward’s Unmanned Landscapes uses a consumer-grade unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph Savannah, Georgia’s suburbs. Because these devices, more commonly referred to as “drones,” have blurred the line between public and private spaces, Ward’s project also explores the ethics of the intimacy offered by the uninvited drone. Each photograph is the result of stitching together hundreds of separate exposures using methods inspired by cartography and archaeology.


Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Justin Ward grew up in upstate New York and received his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Previous to his MFA studies, he spent five years teaching art and design at Millennium High School in lower Manhattan. Currently, he lives in Savannah Georgia and teaches design in the Foundation Studies department at SCAD. More of his work can be seen at